'He Was At The Top Vs Tunisia' - Rohr Insists No Cause For Alarm Over Samuel Kalu's Health Scare
Published: August 09, 2019
'He Was At The Top Vs Tunisia' - Rohr Insists No Cause For Alarm Over Samuel Kalu's Health Scare
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr insists there is no cause for alarm over the health of Samuel Kalu following the incident that occurred during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Bordeaux winger collapsed in training a day before the Super Eagles opener against Burundi and there had been suggestions that he suffered a heart attack but it was later debunked by the Nigerian Federation.

It is believed that Rohr didn't want to take a gamble on Kalu even after he was cleared by medics to play in the tournament, with the winger making only one start against Madagascar but impressed in a cameo against Tunisia in the third place playoff.

Speaking to Sudouest, Rohr said : ''We did it again. With the physical trainer, he was prepared a special program.

''We did a lot of work with him, this allowed him to restore his health.

''At the last meeting against Tunisia, he was at the top. Today Bordeaux can count  on a Samuel Kalu in top form''.

Kalu scored one minute after coming off the bench in a friendly against Galatasaray last month.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel